Château Beychevelle Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

$109

One of the best ever produced from this estate. Intense ripe cherry aromas and flavors come through in this St.-Julien that's big and alcholic, with full silky tannins. Built more like Port than wine... Wine Spectator

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The 1989 Beychevelle repeats its performance from a blind tasting in London earlier in 2018. It has an old-school bouquet of dusky black fruit, morels and that light seawater note. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sharp tannin and rustic in style, featuring leathery red fruit and iron ore, though as I noted before, it has faded in recent years and I cannot see much benefit in cellaring this longer. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

The 1989 Beychevelle repeats its performance from a blind tasting in London earlier in 2018. It has an old-school bouquet of dusky black fruit, morels and that light seawater note. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sharp tannin and rustic in style, featuring leathery red fruit and iron ore, though as I noted before, it has faded in recent years and I cannot see much benefit in cellaring this longer. Tasted from an ex-cellar bottle at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

8.8

Stuart Rodriguez

At Mark's, for Matt's 26th—

At Mark's, for Matt's 26th—

9.0

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Beautifully resolved and fully mature. Very elegant. Drink now!

Beautifully resolved and fully mature. Very elegant. Drink now!

8.7

James Alford Delectable Pro

Great googly moogly. Totally alive, with silky cassis liqueur.

Great googly moogly. Totally alive, with silky cassis liqueur.

9.1

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Elegant and perfumed, the palate was less persistent but still a great wine showing lighter red fruits, apple skin, earth, flowers and leather.

Elegant and perfumed, the palate was less persistent but still a great wine showing lighter red fruits, apple skin, earth, flowers and leather.

9.1

Jeff Groh Delectable Pro

Another great 89

Another great 89

9.7

Zach Rhodes

Outstanding. Earthy and darker fruits showed up after an hour. Still opening after 3 hours in a decanter.

Outstanding. Earthy and darker fruits showed up after an hour. Still opening after 3 hours in a decanter.

9.5

romo

Plenty of power, still. Finish for days.

Plenty of power, still. Finish for days.

9.4

Todd Abrams Delectable Pro

1989

1989

Jen

Overall excellent

Overall excellent

9.4

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